Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for May 2018

The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

May Intention: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.


May Reflection by Fr. Jacob Boddicker – The Mission of the Laity

The following reflection was written by Fr. Jacob Boddicker, SJ. Fr. Jacob Boddicker was ordained to the priesthood in June 2017 and is currently doing pastoral ministry in St. Francis, South Dakota. Fr. Boddicker is a member of our Board of Directors.

May Intention: That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

St. Paul writes in his First Letter to the Corinthians, “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it. Some people God has designated in the church to be, first, apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then, mighty deeds; then, gifts of healing, assistance, administration, and varieties of tongues.” (vv. 27-28)

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